Archive for January, 2009

Crazy Intro

January 31st, 2009

Custom Intro tool to use along with preloader,

Ok now we have a proof of concept video version, here is the sample video, download and readme :

-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= CrazyIntro POC with Video v0.32 -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=

22/02/2009 WiiCrazy (I.R.on)
Changes :
* Garbled display at the start and in the end issue is solved
* No multiple wiimote clicking, pressing a single button will work
* You can have more than one video configured, just delimit the filenames with
Like this, <VideoFile filename="boot.wmv;bootdn1.avi;bootdn2.avi;lost.avi" />
Program will randomly select the video file and play...

-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= CrazyIntro POC with Video v0.31 -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=

21/02/2009 WiiCrazy (I.R.on)
This is basically proof of concept CrazyIntro with video support. In this
version mp3/jpeg stuff is deliberately taken off. Currently it's just a rip off
from mplayerwii... 

CrazyIntro.xml config file can be used for direct channel launching as usual.
A new config element named VideoFile added, you can define the boot video as the
filename element of VideoFile tag. An example config file and boot video
provided in the archive.

Sources are left out as usual because they are messy... I'll release
them as soon as I get them at the quality I expect from any published source.

Current bugs & glitches:

1. Mplayerwii build is rather bulky (which preloader doesn't like)
so I compressed the dol which makes the initial display garbled.

2. You need to press twice on wiimote to launch channels/hbc/system
menu. Though if it's a quick video you don't need to press anything,
the thing will automatically load system menu when video finished.

Thanks :
	MickeyBlue (for the example video included in the archive)
	My wife

-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= CrazyIntro POC with Video v0.31 -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=


Here is the readme :

-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= CrazyIntro v0.3 -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=
07/02/2009 WiiCrazy (I.R.on)
* Shutdown with wiimote works... Normal power button or reset
  doesn't work, probably interferes with mp3 playing... yet to
  be resolved.
* Made it somewhat configurable, you can assign channels to
  directional buttons in the wiimote and quick boot into them.
  Example config xml provided. PictureIntroEffect and
  PictureOutroEffect settings have no use at the moment.

-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= CrazyIntro v0.2 -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=

31/01/2009 WiiCrazy (I.R.on)
* Now returns to menu when music stops
* Fixed a file reading bug

-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= CrazyIntro v0.2 -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=

-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= CrazyIntro v0.1 -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=

31/01/2009 WiiCrazy (I.R.on)
A customizable intro program to use along with preloader,
Put your opening picture as boot.jpg and music as boot.mp3 in
the root of the sd card... and install this as an autoboot dol
for preloader.

Make sure you set return to menu option as system
menu so that when you return to menu from games & applications
intro is not booted again.

While on the intro screen, press A to boot into system menu,
press B to boot into Homebrew channel...
And this has nothing to do with booting backup games and such and
never will. If you can use preloader, then you can use this too..

In the works :
* Playing the sound streamed from sd card, now it loads into memory
* Playing avi, mpeg stuff
* Nice effects while entering and leaving the intro screen
* Full customization with settings
* Random stuff like a different intro for each day
* Later I want to make a random kanji displayer with this like this

Known bugs and limitations:
* Music stops before playing fully
* Pressing the power button crashes the program
* You can't sync your wiimote while this intro displayed...
  You can do it in the preloader menu for now
* Tested only on Preloader v0.27, may not work as expected in the other versions.

Thanks :
 Crediar giving us preloader,
 Devkitpro team,
 Teknecal, used the tutorial there for jpeg stuff

-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-= CrazyIntro v0.1 -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=

Hacks, Homebrew , , , ,

And Gbatemp invents a new hack!

January 8th, 2009

Just after a few days 2009 brought us in, after seeing a heavy debate about using crediar’s preloader just to launch copy launchers easily… I posted this


Guess what the outcome was? People crazily chewed the idea and spitted a few more ideas… The result? Everyone started to patch every ios they have in their wiis!

What a safe way to approach modding a wii!

Actually my last sentence  just mimicked the very well known remark “get a life”…

At least we are saved from all those stupid banner stuff for backup launchers… you found the ultimate hack, now unite gbatemp… no more compatibility / make this sticky / blah blah tutorials threads please…

Lame stuff